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Music can lessen dementia symptoms

Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, new medications can slow the progress of memory loss in early stages and some new ways have been discovered to enhance the life of those who have the disease and those who care for them. A recent finding indicates that music can stimulate memory, temporarily ‘reconnecting’ a person who has dementia to a time in their life that the music represents for them.

Music for Every Ear (MFEE) is a locally developed program that provides free MP3 players with earphones and instructions on how to upload specific music to help those suffering with dementia.

An MFEE event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Rowle Simmons Adult Center in Prescott. The event and MP3 players and earphone s are free to the public. Dr. Mitchell Gelber, will make a presentation, and a demonstration table will be available with volunteers to provide instructions.

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